Diabetes Management Apps

aleahk
By aleahk Latest Reply 2014-12-11 23:21:11 -0600
Started 2014-12-08 11:00:38 -0600

In an effort to make your community experience more effective for your diabetes management, we are interested if you have ever used diabetes management apps. Specifically BlueStar, which must be prescribed by your doctor. If you have used one, have they been helpful for you? Thank you for any input you can provide!


7 replies

4catMomma
4catMomma 2014-12-11 19:45:38 -0600 Report

I had started using GoMeals, but I was already using Lose it for diet. I just tried Glucose Buddy, and so far I like it

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-12-09 07:12:03 -0600 Report

I don't use apps at all. I am rather a Luddite!

rosserickson59
rosserickson59 2014-12-10 11:14:21 -0600 Report

Hey Jayabee... Thanks for letting us know. Just curious, do you have a mobile device of some kind (iPhone, iPad, some other type of smartphone)? As I'm thinking about mobile usage and diabetes, I'm left to wonder what kind of features an app on a mobile device must have in order to be very useful and beneficial.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-12-11 23:21:11 -0600 Report

Please you may call me James.

I do have a smartphone but I have the smart features turned off as I don't want to be hit with data charges. So I have no idea about apps at all.

I will be getting a smartphone (with amazon fire) and will have "unlimited" data usage. Will be getting that around Christmas so in one way I will be in the same boat as you, not knowing what apps would be good to have for diabetes care.

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2014-12-09 02:40:17 -0600 Report

I use mySugar and Glucose Buddy, both for monitoring my BG. I will check into these others that have been mentioned, and I'm interested to know what this bluestar that is prescribed by the doctor is about, can you tell more please? Thanks, Heidi

rosserickson59
rosserickson59 2014-12-10 12:05:53 -0600 Report

Hi Heidi,

Bluestar is evidently a new service out there and their claim to fame is being "FDA approved". Not really sure what that adds. From everything I have about it on their website, this sounds like a paid subscription service that may or may not be covered by insurance. It is also only available in a very limited number of states.

vensa
vensa 2014-12-08 11:49:48 -0600 Report

(1) DM Pacer: for logging BG (superb user interface, trend analysis, can email by generating pdf report by click of a button - I use it to email my doc). I do not use other features like activity tracking, carbs count and med/insulin which comes with this app. (2) Withings Healthmate: integrated with devices Pulse Activity Tracker + Smart Body Analyzer + Blood Pressure Monitor. Fantastic app to integrate activity patterns, sleep patterns, heart rate, weight, body fat (lean mass and fat mass), oximetry, BP (BP can be emailed to doc). (3) MyFitnessPal: calorie counter to manage my diet log. (4) Runkeeper: to track my running and other activities (5) DiabeticConnect, (6) WebMD. (Withings Healthmate, Runkeeper, WebMD and MyFitnessPal are interoperable and shares data amongst the app for individual trending etc.). No idea reg BlueStar!!

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